HE&R Celebrates Black History Month 2024
This email was sent to our team members to celebrate Black History Month. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity and equality.
As we enter February, we honor the significance of Black History Month, a pivotal time to reflect and celebrate the profound contributions of African Americans throughout history. Recognized annually, Black History Month stands as a testament to the resilience, creativity and enduring legacy of the Black community in shaping the tapestry of American culture.
This year’s theme, "African Americans and the Arts,” invites us to delve into the rich heritage of African American artistic expression. From the vibrant rhythms of jazz to the evocative brushstrokes of Harlem Renaissance painters, the impact of Black artists reverberates across time and continents. Their artistry reflects the diverse experiences and cultural influences that have shaped the African American narrative.
As we immerse ourselves in the myriad forms of artistic expression, let us take this opportunity to explore and educate ourselves. We encourage you to engage with the following resources:
Moreover, we are delighted to highlight local events and initiatives that commemorate Black History Month:
- First Friday at the Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts, Feb. 2, 5 - 8 p.m., featuring artwork by Lebanon County high school students.
- LIFT EV’RY VOICE, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Steinman Hall, Millersville University.
- Black History Month Film Series, Feb. 4, 9, 18 & 24, Appell Center, York.
- The Jackson Rooming House: Music's Resting Place, February 10-24, Gamut Theater, Harrisburg.
- Black History Month Cinema Celebration, Feb. 17 & 24, Whitaker Center, Harrisburg.
In addition, please join us in celebrating the diversity and talent of our team members through spotlights featured on our Hershey Jobs Instagram channel throughout the month. Your continued dedication to creating an inclusive and supportive workplace environment is deeply appreciated.
Let us embrace this month as an opportunity not only to celebrate the achievements of the past but also to recommit ourselves to building a future where diversity is celebrated, and equality flourishes.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment and support.